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Lawrence collects CWC young player accolade

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Essex dominated awards at the Cricket Writers’ Club lunch in Kensington with Jamie Porter additionally picking up the Championship award

County champions Essex luxuriate in offered two of the winners of the 2017 Cricket Writers’ Club awards with batsman Dan Lawrence named the CWC Young Cricketer of the Year and tempo bowler Jamie Porter taking the club’s Specsavers Championship Player of the Year trophy a day after they were both selected for the England Lions squad that will tour Australia.

Lawrence, a solid leg-aspect player, topped a ballotof the CWC’s 300-plus people after scoring 761 runs at an practical of nearly 45, collectively with three a complete bunch – a foremost contribution to Essex’s Division One triumph.

First presented in 1950, and one in every of the oldest such honours in cricket, the award, which by custom is obtained loyal as soon as in a career, is limited to England-qualified gamers below the age of 23 on April 1. Outdated winners of the Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year award luxuriate in gathered greater than 2,500 Test caps between them.

But such an accolade does now no longer consistently guarantee England success. Even though Joe Root and Ben Stokes are most contemporary winners, Alex Lees’ career at Yorkshire has hit the backwaters since his honour in 2014.

Porter operates at a tempo barely above 80mph, which questions his ability to growth to plump England honours, even though such assumptions were challenged by his winning of a web page, alongside Lawrence, in the England Lions squad in Australia which is ready to be available as seemingly replacements to the senior squad in the Ashes series.

He had a gleaming season, taking a audacious 75 wickets in the Championship at a exceptional practical of below 17 apiece as newly-promoted Essex took the First Division title in an unbeaten season.

Within the Professional Cricketers Affiliation model of the awards later this week, he is shortlisted for both the young player and Player of the Year lessons – at 24, he is too historic for the CWC young player class – and has the chance to repeat Ben Duckett’s double award a one year ago.

The CWC, strangely, has but to introduce an award for the worldwide sport or, certainly, for home restricted-overs cricket nonetheless its recognition goes past merely county gamers.

England World Cup-winner Tammy Beaumont succeeded Charlotte Edwards, the inaugural winner, in receiving the CWC’s Girls’s Cricket Award. David Graveney, a used England chairman of selectors and chief executive of the Professional Cricketers Affiliation, took the Peter Smith Award for “products and companies to the presentation of cricket to the final public”.

Beaumont’s 410 runs at 45.55, collectively with one hundred and one fifty, made her the leading bustle scorer at this one year’s Girls’s World Cup, which England obtained in a dramatic last in opposition to India at Lord’s.

The awards, made in affiliation with William Hill, additionally wait on cricket literature. The CWC E-book of the Year went to Over and Out, a biography of Albert Trott by Steve Neal.

Trott represented both Australia and England and, famously, cleared the Lord’s pavilion with what’s accumulated stated to be the ultimate hit ever considered on the ground.

Your total awards were presented at the club’s annual lunch at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Resort in London on Tuesday.

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